Please Do Not Purchase
Any X-10 or any Wireless Hidden Camera Before Reading This
For all our visitors and potential
customers we would like to assist you in your search for
the right surveillance camera for your needs. Daily we receive
new orders from folks who have purchased X-10 wireless cameras
and were totally dissatisfied. Shown below are several pictures
of so-called hidden surveillance cameras youíll find while
searching the web. At a quick glance for a lot of folks
they look like a great option. Allow us to give you an in
depth explanation of how they work. First of all unseen
is the camera lens that uses a transmitter to send
wireless signals to a receiver that in
turn needs to be hard wired to a VCR
or to get best results to a Digital
Video Recorder. (Without being connected to a VCR
or a DVR you will not have any
images at all.) What these "security stores"
donít show in their ads is the receiver
or the hook Ėup to a VCR or the DVR.
For starters IF you donít have a DVR, a halfway decent
one starts at $200.00. All of these
hidden cameras include the receiver that the company "conveniently"
doesnít show or fails to mention. All
of these cameras by law use the 2.4 GHz frequency to send
their transmission. Now comes the good partÖ..
Because nearly every electronic household device uses this
same frequency, I.e., cordless telephones, remote controls
for TVís, microwave ovens, car alarms, garage door openers
as well as remotes for kids toys these signals are constantly
distorted. Although they will advertise these 2.4
GHz signals with great signal strength what they wonít tell
you is the ideal set up is a direct straight path with no
obstacles in the way, nor will they mention all the interference
from all these aforementioned common devices is constantly
interrupting the signal. Although your neighborís
TV remote wonít interfere with your TV it will cause a blip
and distortion of the cameras signals to the receiver during
their transmission. What the VCR or the DVR will record
is "white static". Additionally as mentioned anything
in the way of these signals from the camera including walls
will also cause distortion and fuzzy images.
Here is how these cameras will work
with no problem: You be the judge.
You first determine the area ideal
for the hidden camera. This of course is non
negotiable. Secondly the receiver
now has to be in true "sight" of the camera, not blocked
by walls or furniture or youíll have just distorted fuzzy
images. But before you can locate the receiver unit
you have to make sure itís near an outlet because this
NEEDS power. It has a transformer than
needs to be plugged in. The next step is the
VCR or DVR needs to be directly wired to the receiver.
This means you either run a long wire to wherever your VCR
or DVR is located. (probably on top of your TV)
Letís create an average surveillance
job: You want to place one of these "hidden" cameras in
a specific location: What if there is no place to HIDE the
receiver or NO outlet near the receiver or worse, no outlet
in the area at all. Now you need to find a power source
for the receiver which results in the signals not being
receivedÖ..or inhibits the receiver from receiving the signals.
Then you have to move your VCR or DVR to connect to the
Here is exactly how these "hidden"
cameras ideally work. In a large room with the receiver
directly in line with the camera plugged into an outlet
and the VCR or DVR placed right next to it. Lastly make
sure none of your neighbors within 700 ft are using their
cordless telephones or their remote controls to their TV.
What these companies advertise is not so hidden after all
and doesnít work in real applications. This is why professional
surveillance companies do not use wireless cameras and either
For a "nanny cam" or just overall surveillance
camera for your home or office check out our
Surveillance Camera OR the
Safe Home Covert Cameras.
These cameras use no wireless transmitters, receivers or
require any hook up to a VCR or DVR because everything is
enclosed in one fantastic unit!
do not be fooled by these "hidden" camera examples below
or any surveillance camera using wireless frequency, transmitters
and receivers. All these units use the 2.4 GHz
frequency that is common to many household appliances.
As such signals are susceptible to interference. The very
conspicuous receiver with an antenna not shown in their
ads needs to be located 8-12 ft away in a
direct path and plugged into a power receptacle or
any images are likely to be totally fuzzy. Furthermore
the receiver then needs to be connected to either a VCR
or a Digital Video Recorder if there is to be any
surveillance recorded. As mentioned in our opening paragraph
the vendors selling these units typically post a picture
and imply these units are easy to set up. They purposely
do not give you all the details. If you desire a surveillance
system you can watch on-line from work or anywhere in the
world check out the new
Logitech Alert System.
The set up is only 10 minutes and with an internet connection
you can watch and listen in to your cameras from anywhere
in the world!.
Read some of the e-mails
we got from happy customers of this fabulous system.